||Posted: Aug. 25 2007,06:29
"to maintain the momentum achieved during these mobilizations so that participants can remain active and connected with each other and with the Global Movement as a whole" is a crucial issue that few youth NGOs have ever achieved yet. . .
nice websites with profiles, some chatting, but little action or dialogue, little visible inspiration or local down to earth outreach...
maybe check this approach: highlighting "who does and achieves what, and how, and how to copy it" in lively format. http://www.pnyv.org/index.php?id=218; http://www.pnyv.org with an instrument and format to install it in the biggest multiplier of all: public school hallways. http://www.pnyv.org/index.php?id=467 with status of Official Proejct of the UN Decade of Edu for Sustainable Development in coop with http://youthactionforchange.org for free online courses on global issues.
We have piloted pnyv! for some years with great feedback, yet not promoted because we first want to have a solid office to be able to respond to requests about special editions, local editions etc... SO, we are doing research in Berlin for setting up an office where we can have some stable staff to do basics while the hundreds of online volunteers (translators, editors, web editors) keep buzzing.
We have talks with a great culture centre this september, after i return from latinamerican-european youth networking in barcelona, and we are preparing several EU fundign proposals incl. positive news podcast online radio with http://noticiaspositivas.org of Argentina, backed up by the websites and inviting all positive actors to send in their stories, speak the news, develop branches to their countries - of particular interest for developing countries where RADIO and COMMUNITY RADIO still are the major medium.
And - how about a special edition on PEACE and PEACE-BUILDING? we can include http://1000peacewomen.org/.
Like the 100 page edition on WATER under construction; publishing date relayed until we have an office. http://www.pnyv.org/water/.
OK, enough impressions, my friend :)
see you later, if you like it!
Cheers from Berlin,
pnyv! project director